November 18, 2017

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Free Press Head Start for Tuesday Nov. 14

This morning

  • Paul Fromm is one of Canada's most notorious white nationalists.

    White nationalist coming to Winnipeg: Frederick Paul Fromm, a longtime white nationalist activist, is planning to deliver a speech titled “Charlottesville changes everything” at an event in Winnipeg this week. “He’s legitimately Canada’s most famous white supremacist, a world-famous Holocaust denier and someone who’s been in the scene for years,” says Omar Kinnarath of Fascist-Free Treaty 1. Ryan Thorpe reports.
  • Your forecast: Today will be sunny with a mix of sun and cloud later this morning, a high of 3 C and wind from the south at 20 km/h.

In case you missed it

  • Conservation officers Ian Van Nest (left) and Dawson Keen remove a mechanical deer decoy from the bush.

    Joining the hunt: Reporter Ryan Thorpe tagged along with conservation officers last week as they set up a decoy to catch illegal night hunters. The night before, hunters managed to escape officers in their vehicle after striking one of their vehicles, leaving a side mirror behind.
  • More tales to tell: A project at the University of Winnipeg has been awarded a $2.5-million grant to create a series of books that will follow characters through the six seasons known to northern Cree cultures. The first book in the series, an homage to the language and history of the Cree people, won a number of awards and sold more than 2,600 copies. Melissa Martin reports.
  • Dispute not done: Steinbach developers with plans for seasonal condominiums and cottage lots on the former Minaki Lodge property in northwestern Ontario are appealing a ruling by the Ontario Municipal Board in favour of year-round residents and cottagers. One of the developers, David Banman, says if the court process takes too long, they will consider other options for the property. Murray McNeill reports.

Up next

  • Former Jets forward Dale Hawerchuk

    Just Ducky: Dale Hawerchuk, who played nine seasons for the NHL’s original Winnipeg Jets, will be inducted into the team’s Jets Hall of Fame tonight before the Jets host the Coyotes. Connor Hellebuyck is the Jets’ goaltender tonight after a rough game vs. the Golden Knights in Las Vegas last week. Mike McIntyre reports.
  • Duguid to lead lake initiative: Environment Minister Catherine McKenna will today appoint Winnipeg South MP Terry Duguid to captain the $25.7-million initiative to protect and improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg. The goal is to reduce nutrients going into the lake. Consultations with stakeholders begin Wednesday in Winnipeg. Bill Redekop reports.

Around the water cooler

  • Vernon Harper comforts his wife Melodie.

    Medical errors alleged: A Garden Hill First Nation woman says she’s dying because of surgical errors. “There were mistakes made,” Melodie Harper said at a news conference Monday. Liberal MLA Judy Klassen says the Harper family wants an apology. “It’s really scary to be Indigenous and need medical help in Manitoba,” she says. Nick Martin reports.
  • Bombers say bye: Blue Bombers players packed up their belongings at Investors Group Field and said their goodbyes Monday, the day after being eliminated from the CFL playoffs. As many as 20 Bombers are set to become free agents this off-season. Jeff Hamilton reports.

Trending now

  • 2017 Hockey Hall of Fame inductees, left to right, Jeremy Jacobs, Paul Kariya, Teemu Selanne, Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi and Danielle Goyette.

    #HHOF2017: Teemu Selanne became an honoured member of the Hockey Hall of Fame in a formal induction ceremony Monday night along with former NHL greats Dave Andreychuk, Mark Recchi and Paul Kariya and Canadian women's star Danielle Goyette.
  • #wikileaks: Donald Trump Jr. released a series of private Twitter exchanges between himself and WikiLeaks during and after the 2016 election, including pleas from the website to publicize its leaks.

On this date

  • Nov. 14, 1969: Apollo 12, the United States' second mission to the moon, blasts off; a university student, injured in a hayride accident, died after spending a record 5-1/2 days in a heart-lung machine flown to Winnipeg from San Francisco; a "Canada chemical comfort act" to regulate the use of drugs legitimately and illegitimately obtained was commended to a federal commission; and as of Dec. 1, Canadian drivers suspected to be under the influence of alcohol may be stopped and required to take breathalyzer tests by police.

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